Our program is geared to help children develop spiritually, intellectually, and socially.  Through our academic plan and the student/family counseling times, we see hope and healing occur in the young man and his family. This time-proven model will have a multi-generational impact.

The Chestnut Mountain Ranch educational program has three integrated components: the school, Christian discipleship and counseling, and home-style dorm life.

We would encourage you to watch Our Story for a helpful picture of Ranch life.

The School

Most children come to Chestnut Mountain Ranch having a history of poor school performance.  We provide the students with individualized instruction geared to their unique needs. Pre and post testing identifies students’ strengths and weaknesses and measure their academic yearly progress.  Our goal is that every student would embrace a love of learning and become successful in this arena of life in which they have previously experienced failure.


Chestnut Mountain Ranch Christian School is fully accredited by the
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Application and Admission

Chestnut Mountain Ranch generally enrolls children with mild to moderate academic, emotional and/or behavioral problems, such as: academic underachievement, depression, anxiety, oppositional/defiant behavior, lying, stealing, school conduct problems, poor social skills, issues related to past abuse, poor anger management, poor self-image, etc. Children and teens exhibiting additional at risk behavior or severe problems will be evaluated on an individual basis.

NOTE: Chestnut Mountain Ranch is NOT a mental health facility or licensed therapeutic group home and is not equipped to accept children with severe mental disorders. Chestnut Mountain Ranch is a school. Our school staff are certified (or in process) through ACSI. Chestnut Mountain Ranch School is fully accredited by ACSI. Since the Ranch is not a mental health program, we work with local psychologists and psychiatrists as needed to address a student’s mental health needs.

Tuition is determined for each family based on a sliding scale. No family will be denied due to their financial situation.

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